Brett Harned

Army of Awesome

Brett Harned

DPM? What’s that mean? It means Digital Project Manager. Okay? What’s that mean? Think about it—very few people know what it is you actually do every day. Even your mum scratches her head when you explain your job.

You need a simple explanation for the awesomeness that you unleash at work every single day. We all do. We also need a set of standards by which we all operate, because there is no path to follow when it comes to DPM. That ends now. This presentation will rally the DPM community around a set of principles that elevate and strengthen us individually, and as a community of practitioners. Let’s get fired up about who we are and what we do!


Brett Harned is a digital project management consultant, coach, and community advocate from Philadelphia, PA, as well as a contributor to the Bureau of Digital, where he curates the Digital PM Summit. His work focuses on solving issues that are important to organizations who want to produce quality digital projects in harmony.

He began blogging about his adventures in project management when he realized that the perceptions of the positions were just a little off. Also be sure to check out Every Day DPM for daily awesomeness from Brett and the very lovely Rachel Gertz.

Since, he has spoken at events like SXSW and The Future of Web Design, written for .net magazine and, taught a web project workshop at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and has led the biggest, most satisfying project of his career: the Digital PM Summit.

When Brett isn’t wrangling timelines and budgets in the office, he likes to discover new music, experiment with photography, and explore the City of Brotherly Love with his wife and two daughters.

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  1. DPMUK16 Manchester 2016 – MadeByPi

    […] With digital project management still very much in its infancy, many digital PMs – and the community as a whole – are still trying to find their feet, establish best practice and define, “a simple explanation for the awesomeness that we unleash at work every single day.” […]

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